The Yale women's lacrosse team has earned IWLCA Academic Squad recognition for its work in the classroom. The IWLCA announced the awards, which included five of the eight Ivy League schools, on Monday.
Senior attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.), the Yale women’s lacrosse team captain, was honored by the Ivy League on Tuesday as the league announced its annual awards. Crow was named second team All-Ivy League.
The Yale women's lacrosse team announced its annual awards at the team's season-ending luncheon Monday at Mory’s. Both of the team’s seniors earned awards, as attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player and senior goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) received the Holgate Award for dedication. Additionally, sophomore defender Katherine Sherrill (New York, N.Y.) won the Most Improved Player Award.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has elected junior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) captain for the 2012-13 season. Rhodes was selected by a team vote Monday afternoon in the Captains’ Room at Mory’s during the team’s annual banquet.
Senior attacker Caroline Crow, Yale’s captain, did her best to make the most of her final game in Blue Saturday afternoon at No. 18 Boston College. She scored the final four goals of the season, including one that pulled the Bulldogs within 6-4 heading into halftime. But BC was able to contain the rest of Yale’s attack and eventually pulled away for a 16-5 win.
A chance to end the season with an upset of a top-20 team awaits the Yale women’s lacrosse team this Saturday in Boston, as the Bulldogs visit No. 18 Boston College seeking their third win in the last four games. It will be the final game for Yale’s two seniors, attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.).
The highest-scoring offense in the Ivy League nearly met its match Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field, as No. 13 Cornell struggled to find a way to solve Yale sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan for most of the day. The Bulldog attack also had one of its most efficient days, scoring on nine of 11 shots. But ultimately, Yale turned the ball over 20 times and Cornell turned it over just 10 times. So despite a career-high 19 saves from McMullan, that edge in possession enabled Cornell to come away with a 17-9 win.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to finish the Ivy League portion of its schedule on a winning note this Saturday with a game at Cornell at Noon. The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of Ivy League wins in the last week at Reese Stadium, having knocked off both Brown and Columbia.
For about 40 minutes of Wednesday afternoon’s game vs. Brown at Reese Stadium, sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan and the Yale defense had to hold down the fort. The Bears scored five of the game’s first seven goals, but they could have had many more were it not for McMullan -- she had nine saves in the first half alone. And then the Yale attack began clicking, as a goal by senior attacker Caroline Crow (one of five on the day for her) started a six-goal run midway through the second half that turned the score in the Bulldogs’ favor. The Yale defense allowed Brown only one goal in the final 28 minutes of the game to close out the 9-6 comeback win.
Reese Stadium has been feeling more and more like home for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, as the Bulldogs have won four of their last six games there dating back to the end of last season. A win vs. Brown in the home finale this Wednesday would give Yale a 4-2 mark at Reese this year, which would be the team’s best home winning percentage since moving to Reese in 2009.
The Yale women’s lacrosse senior class may be small in numbers, but it is big in impact. So it was appropriate that on Senior Day at Reese Stadium Saturday afternoon vs. Columbia, it was the two members of the Class of 2012 -- attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) who led the way in a 13-9 victory. Crow had five goals and two assists, while Quackenbush made seven saves.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team pays tribute to its two seniors, attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.), this Saturday as the Bulldogs host Columbia at Reese Stadium. In addition to being Senior Day, it is also “Youth Day”, including a post-game autograph session with the team.
Stony Brook’s high-powered offense nearly met its match Wednesday afternoon with the Yale women’s lacrosse team in town. The Bulldogs managed to limit the NCAA’s leading scorer to just one assist, and allowed only eight goals from the field. But Stony Brook also scored four goals on free position shots, and that ultimately made the difference as the Seawolves edged the Bulldogs 12-8 at LaValle Stadium. Sophomore attacker Jen DeVito led Yale with four goals.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team will board the ferry to one of the country’s lacrosse hotbeds on Wednesday afternoon, as a game at Stony Brook takes the Bulldogs to Long Island. With nine of the 24 players on Yale’s roster hailing from New York, the game will feel like a homecoming to many. Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium will host the 2012 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse championship in May.
Senior attacker Caroline Crow, Yale’s captain, is in the midst of one of the best offensive stretches of her career. Crow extended her goal-scoring streak to eight games with a hat trick Saturday at No. 18 Princeton, and she has 12 points in the last three games. But unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Tigers shut down the rest of Yale’s offense. And while the Yale defense was able to hold Princeton to just one goal in the game’s first 23:52, the Tigers eventually went on a run and came away from Class of 1952 Stadium with a 12-4 win.
The last Ivy League game for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, against archrival Harvard, ended with the Bulldogs on a streak of 31:02 without allowing a goal. They hope to continue that trend this Saturday as they visit another long-time Ancient Eight rival, No. 18 Princeton, for a 1 p.m. game. But it will not be easy. Only No. 16 Cornell (14.78) averages more goals per game than Princeton (12.50) among Ivy teams.
After falling behind by five goals early in the second half Saturday at Colgate, the Yale women’s lacrosse team cut the deficit to two at three different points. But Colgate responded each time, and a run of three straight goals by attacker Katie Sullivan in a three-minute span late in the game ultimately put the Bulldogs away, 16-12. Five Yale players had two goals each.
If the Marist women’s lacrosse team wasn’t quite ready for Yale sophomore attacker Jen DeVito, it was understandable. Hampered by an injury earlier in the year, DeVito had just one goal on four shots in five games entering Wednesday afternoon’s game at Tenney Stadium. But those stats changed dramatically against the Red Foxes, as DeVito erupted for a career-high five goals on six shots. That ultimately made the difference as the Bulldogs came away with a 13-9 win.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team renews its rivalry with Harvard Saturday at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium. It is Alumnae Day as the Bulldogs take on the Crimson in the second part of a doubleheader that also includes the Yale men’s lacrosse team playing Princeton at Noon.
It was a game that very easily could have gotten out of hand. Instead, Saturday’s showdown with archrival Harvard on Alumnae Day at Reese Stadium wound up illustrating the potential the Yale women’s lacrosse team has. Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs circled the wagons and wound up shutting out Harvard for the final 31:02 with one of their best defensive efforts in recent years. Meanwhile, the offense chipped away at the Crimson lead with five goals in a span of 20 minutes at the start of the second half. Unfortunately for Yale, that was where the comeback attempt stopped. Hurt by crucial turnovers in the final minutes, the Bulldogs wound up on the short end of a 7-5 score.
Playing from behind almost all afternoon Wednesday at BU, the Yale women’s lacrosse team battled back to tie the game 7-7 in the second half. But BU then reeled off five goals in a span of just over nine minutes, and that was enough to put Yale away as the Terrier claimed a 13-8 win. Freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone led the Bulldogs with a pair of goals, while sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan made 10 saves.
After a winter storm postponed their originally scheduled game on Feb. 29, the Yale women’s lacrosse team heads to Boston this Wednesday (4 p.m.) for another chance to take on BU. The Terriers are coming off a trip to California where they went 2-0, while the Bulldogs are looking to snap a two-game losing streak. This will be a battle of two relatively young teams, as 35 of the 49 players on the two rosters are freshmen and sophomores (19 of 24 for Yale, 16 of 25 for BU).
The Yale women’s lacrosse team was within striking distance of five-time defending Ivy League champion No. 9 Penn after a goal by freshman attacker Kerri Fleishhacker pulled the Bulldogs within two with 22:31 to play Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. But Penn responded with veteran poise, and in the end that was enough to hold off the upstart Bulldogs. A 6-1 run by the Quakers late in the second half proved decisive as Penn came away with a 12-6 win. Freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone had a hat trick to lead Yale.
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Yale women’s lacrosse home games in 2012, including Saturday’s 1 p.m. game vs. No. 9 Penn at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs, who are 2-0 at home, will attempt to knock off the five-time defending Ivy League champion Quakers.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team is back in New Haven after a week of training in Florida, where the Bulldogs played No. 7 Notre Dame at the 16th annual “Spring Fling” tournament. After a 15-9 loss to the fighting Irish Tuesday night, Yale looks to bounce back Saturday afternoon with a 1 p.m. game vs. No. 9 Penn, which has won or shared the last five Ivy League championships.